Scientists have found the missing photon link needed to create a quantum internet

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(ORDO NEWS) — Canadian researchers have made a breakthrough as a result of observing silicon photonic spin qubits (T-centers).

The discovery allows us to take the next step towards the creation of a powerful quantum computer system and the quantum Internet.

Previous research indicates that silicon can be used to create some of the most stable and durable qubits in the industry.

A study by scientists from Simon Fraser University proves that T-centers can provide “photonic communication” between qubits.

This work is the first measurement of individual T-centers in isolation, and in fact the first measurement of any individual spin in silicon with an optical method alone, ” said Stephanie Simmons, one of the project leaders.

An emitter like a T-center, which combines high-performance spin qubits and photon generation, is ideal for building scalable, distributed quantum computers, she says, because it can provide both computation and communication. There is no need for two separate technologies.

In addition, T-centers have another advantage – they emit light at the same wavelength as modern fiber networks and telecommunications equipment.

Thus, it is possible to create quantum processors that will first be able to communicate with other processors.

Why does humanity need quantum computer systems

Thanks to quantum computing, humanity can achieve much more than using even the most modern supercomputers.

Analysts and scientists argue that the use of quantum systems will make it possible to make a lot of breakthroughs and discoveries in various fields, including:

  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • The medicine
  • Cybersecurity and more

For all this to become a reality, it is necessary to learn how to obtain stable, durable qubits that provide computing power, as well as communication technology that allows these qubits to exchange information on a large scale.


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